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Thomas Godfrey (1736–1763)

Godfrey, Thomas. An American poet; born in Philadelphia, Dec. 4, 1736; died near Wilmington, NC, Aug. 3, 1763. He wrote in 1759 ‘The Prince of Parthia,’ a tragedy, believed to be the first dramatic work written in this country. In 1763 he published ‘The Court of Fancy: A Poem.’ His poems were collected in 1767 by his friend Nathaniel Evans.